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A collection of English news media in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, and broadsides from the United Kingdom collected by Reverend Charles Burney.  [more info]
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Full text journals, magazines, and specialty newspapers that portray British life in the Victorian Age.  Subscription includes Series 1: New Readerships and Series 2: Empire.  [more info]
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Collection of over 500 US newspapers from the 19th Century.  Includes approximately 1.7 million pages of primary source newspaper content from both rural and urban titles.  Illustrated papers also included.  [more info]
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See JMU Librarians' top recommendations for finding primary sources.  [more info]
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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world...  [more info]
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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
 
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Contains archival documents from the US State Department Central Classified Files pertaining to relations with Afghanistan in the 40s, 50s, and 60s.  [more info]
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Key texts of modern African literature.  [more info]
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Includes the full text of almost 3,000 poems written between 1760 and 1900...  [more info]
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A cross-searchable package of collections covering literatures of place, race, and gender...  [more info]
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Cover-to-cover digital facsimiles of 1,000 historic newspapers from every state.  [more info]
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Fully searchable facsimile editions of nearly 30,000 broadsides and ephemera printed in colonial...  [more info]
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Primary source database of more than 400 sources of diaries, letters and memoirs...  [more info]
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Full text database of over 1,000 film scripts digitized and thoroughly indexed...  [more info]
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Cross-search primary and secondary papers of major figures of the early republic, including James Madison, Dolley Madison, George Washington, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, and Harriott Pinckney Horry. Also includes the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution collection.  [more info]
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Digitized collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress on American history and culture...  [more info]
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A biographical resource for notable people in American history with a database offering portraits...  [more info]
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Digitized page images from American magazines and journals of all types. Titles range from some of the first...  [more info]
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Includes 40,356 poems by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry...  [more info]
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Index and full text of over 5000 audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches...  [more info]
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American Song is a history database with music from America's past.  [more info]
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Legislative and executive documents of the United States government...
 
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Image database containing the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images dating from the 1500s. Also includes charts, graphs, tables, and maps.  [more info]
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A cluster of collections reflecting the history of the United States through its congressional publications...  [more info]
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Search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories...  [more info]
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Cross-search Gale's primary sources on the Artemis platform. Currently contains Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).  [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing.  [more info]
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Image database containing over 1 million images in subject areas such as art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, world history, literature and more.  [more info]
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Collection of Asian American plays with biographical, production and theatrical information.  [more info]
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Full text of plays from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 100 playwrights...  [more info]
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A full-text collection of short stories from Africa and the African Diaspora.  [more info]
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Collection of non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.  [more info]
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Fiction, nonfiction and poetry by women from North America, Africa and the Caribbean  [more info]
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A comprehensive source for federal tax code, IRS publications, tax rules, tax forms, practice portfolios, and related news and commentary.  [more info]
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Primary source database offering women's diaries and letters...  [more info]
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The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitized newspapers owned by the British Library.  While searching is free, there is a fee to download full text articles. JMU Libraries are not responsible for paying these fees.  [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research.  [more info]
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This digital image database offers rights-cleared, high-quality art images for class projects, art history and studio art programs, course Web sites, lectures, presentations, and research resources...  [more info]
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A collection of poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries.  [more info]
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Get help citing sources, determining proper grammar and usage, creating style sheets, and more.  [more info]
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Full-text of major articles related to the Civil War from the New York Herald, Charleston Mercury, and Richmond Enquirer...  [more info]
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Collection of daily and weekly compilations of Presidential documents, official publications released by the White House Press Secretary.  [more info]
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Access to catalog of Congressional Committee Prints, 2005 to present.  [more info]
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Searches subscribed CQ Press reference works and historical documents.  [more info]
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A full-text database of primary source documents. Each volume contains approximately one hundred documents highlighting the year's most important events and issues.  [more info]
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Cross-Cultural CD (SilverPlatter)
Contains full-text descriptions of life in 30 societies around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries...  [more info]
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The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials.  Images available for certain uses (such as attribution) under the Creative Commons license.  [more info]
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A complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts...  [more info]
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language...  [more info]
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This database is the most comprehensive collection available of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 ...  [more info]
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Contains primary source documents tracing the Constitution's progress through the thirteen states' conventions.  [more info]
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Search history through Dolley Madison's correspondence letters dated from 1788 - 1837.  [more info]
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Primary documents (church, state, estate, and personal) from one village in England over the course of four centuries.  [more info]
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A collection of full-text digital books. Digital version of the Early American Imprints...  [more info]
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A collection of 36,000 fully searchable digital books...  [more info]
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Primary source collection of personal accounts of traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native...  [more info]
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Early English Books Online™, 1475-1700 (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 100,000 literary and historical classics....  [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century...  [more info]
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A cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  Check out these online tutorials for a quick introduction to eHRAF.  [more info]
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Full text primary source documents, including original manuscripts and printed material...  [more info]
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Full-text of 1,350 English and British poems from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end of 19th century ...  [more info]
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Indexes over 460,000 that were published between 1473 and 1800 primarily in Britain and North America.  [more info]
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Full-text of more than 1,500 works by 450 named and 230 anonymous authors ...  [more info]
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Europa World provides the latest information covering political elections, country profiles, and industry statistics....  [more info]
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  U.S. Government web site that makes it easier for you to participate in Federal rulemaking.  [more info]
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Contains FBI files on African Americans and others considered "politically suspect" from 1920 to 1984.  People of interest to the FBI were members of protest groups, Socialists, Communists, militant labor unionists, and many more.  [more info]
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FIAF is a bibliographical index offering in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.  [more info]
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Search or browse the 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers19th Century British Newspapers, 19th Century US Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, Times Digital Archive, and the Times Literary Supplement at once.  [more info]
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Contains documents from and about missionary activity in the United States during the 19th Century.  Includes reproductions of personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of churches, church leaders, and missionaries.  Also contains material on missionary activities in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Sandwich Islands.  [more info]
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A full-text database of Harper's Weekly text and images from the 19th century (1857-1912) ...  [more info]
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Search letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials.  [more info]
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Includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842...  [more info]
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The library has a number of classic and popular film screenplays in the collection. Use this link to list most of them, or search for individual film titles using the catalog's title search.  [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc.  [more info]
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For Dr. Bankert's section of 299: Serves as a guide to online Medieval resources, including primary texts, secondary texts, and bibliographies.  [more info]
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From Brown University's special collections, a digital collection of published travel accounts from the 16th to the 19th centuries.  Languages represented include English, Spanish, and French.  [more info]
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A collection of poetry, prose, essays, and drama written by women writers from Mexico, Central America, and South America.  [more info]
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A collection of plays, prose, and poetry written Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and other Latino writers.  [more info]
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Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.  [more info]
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Digital copies of primary sources published in the US from pre Civil War to the 1920s. Click  'More Info' for website links...  [more info]
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Includes information on general reference, business, health, general science, and multicultural issues.  Contains full text magazine articles, periodicals, books, primary source documents, images, maps, and more.  [more info]
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A collection of primary source material containing over three thousand pages of...  [more info]
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A comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips, the largest collection of this kind available.  [more info]
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Index with full-text of the Nation magazine...  [more info]
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Provides online exhibits of traditional and modern African art. Also links to Radio Africa, which provides streaming audio from the Smithsonian’s Global Sound collection.  [more info]
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Search or browse to find thousands of streaming video clips from the NBC archives.  [more info]
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 3 years ago...  [more info]
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NCCO contains monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more from the Nineteenth Century. Allows exploration of term frequency and term clusters.  [more info]
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Collection of primary sources written by North American immigrants from 1800 to 1950 ...  [more info]
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North American Indian Drama contains 172 plays by 33 playwrights written...  [more info]
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NATO provides detailed reference information for many theatrical figures, plays, theatres, major productions, and production companies, from Colonial times to the present...  [more info]
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North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights...  [more info]
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Collection of letters and diaries reflecting on the immediate experiences of 1,017 women ...  [more info]
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OAIster contains thousands of multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,000 contributors worldwide.  [more info]
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Electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years...  [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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This full-text material includes Ellis Island oral history narratives and rare Black Panther Party interviews...  [more info]
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Contains letters, diaries, travel journals, recipe books, and more from two women of one of South Carolina's leading families.  [more info]
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The Papers of George Washington:  Diaries, Revolutionary War, Colonial, Confederation, Presidential, and Retirement from 1748-1799.  [more info]
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The Papers of James Madison Digital Edition includes documents from Madison's times as Congressman, Secretary of State, and President of the United States.  Also includes papers from his retirement.  [more info]
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Searchable full-text collections, in English and/or Latin, of the writings of philosophers and theologians from antiquity into the 20th century.  [more info]
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Contains the full-text of the most successful Colonial American newspaper...  [more info]
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Full text for journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  [more info]
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Classical Greek, Roman, and English Renaissance texts, plays, architectural sources, photos, etc  [more info]
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An electronic archive of eighty-two documents carrying fragmentary texts written by Dickinson between...  [more info]
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Indexes the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States from 1890 to 1982.  [more info]
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Provides links to over 5000 websites that contain manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources.  [more info]
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Based on the scholarly printed Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "REP Online" allows users to search through a regularly updated universe of over...  [more info]
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Full text of every book about the Americas published anywhere between 1500 and 1926...  [more info]
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Safari Business Library addresses today's most important business issues and provides access to the latest IT information...  [more info]
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Full text of poetry from Scottish women, 1789 to 1832, from every social, economic, political and religious...  [more info]
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The world's musical and aural traditions, in streaming audio...  [more info]
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A collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas...  [more info]
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Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays...  [more info]
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This digital collection contains over 100,000 primary documents produced by Thomas Edison. Includes correspondence, contracts, business records, diaries, laboratory records, patents, technical notes, and more.  [more info]
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Search every word of every page of The London Times, and view PDF facsimiles of either a specific article or a...  [more info]
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Contains every page of the Times Literary Supplement published from 1902 - 2005.  [more info]
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Twentieth Century North American Drama contains 1,530 plays by 223 playwrights...  [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies...
 
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Streaming video of news from NBC (1968 to date) and CNN (1995 to date) plus indexing of television network news from all the major networks, 1968 to date.  
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Provides transcripts of works written by 19th century British women writers. Includes anthologies, novels, political pamphlets, religious tracts, children's books, and volumes of poetry and verse drama.  [more info]
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The digital collection of the Library of Virginia containing photographs, maps, government documents, etc, from the beginnings of Virginia history to the present.  [more info]
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Contains records of nearly 35,000 trans-Atlantic slaving voyages made between 1514 and 1866...  [more info]
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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 15 years ago...  [more info]
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Provides electronic access to over 2,800 volumes of 19th century American fiction. Works may be viewed as either rekeyed text or page images.  [more info]
  
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